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Topic “online and digital journalism”

Demanding re-thinking of journalism, Google's top journalist kicks off 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism

Journalism’s future can be stronger and better, but only if journalists comprehensively re-think every facet of what they do, said Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news products, during the opening keynote address at the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism on Friday, April 20. Read more »


Latin America lacks legislation protecting online freedom of expression, book says


"Toward a Censorship-Free Internet ("Hacia una internet libre de censura" in Spanish) is an online book available via free download that analyzes legislation in Latin America addressing freedom of expression and Internet censorship. Read more »


13th International Symposium on Online Journalism to stream live

More than 200 journalists, scholars and media executives from around the world are on their way to the University of Texas at Austin for the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The annual conference, April 20-21, is a unique blend of academic research with perspectives from leading practitioners in the online journalism industry. Read more »


Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking journalists to discuss digital journalism at 5th Ibero-American Colloquium

Journalists, media executives, and scholars from Spain, Portugal and various countries throughout the Americas will gather Sunday, April 22, for the Fifth Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Oft-criticized Huffington Post marks milestone by winning prestigous Pulitzer Prize

Online news sites Politico and the Huffington Post were among the winners of the 14 journalism Pulitzer Prizes awarded Monday, April 16, illustrating the quality and importance of digital content in a field increasingly turning away from traditional, print ways of doing business. What's more, the Huffington's Post Pulitzer win is especially notable considering the HuffPost, a mostly aggregation and blog site, often is derided as a "glitzy thief of journalism produced by others" and dismissed "as an abasement to all that was journalistically sacred," the Columbia Journalism Review noted. Read more »


U.S. civil liberties groups launch online protest against CISPA cybersecurity bill

Internet-wide protests against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA) launched Monday, April 16, as civil liberties organizations fight to stop the controversial bill that critics say threatens free speech, erodes online privacy and encourages companies to share users' private information with the government, reported Reporters Without Borders. The cybersecurity bill's supporters say the legislation is meant to protect national security and prevent cyberattacks on computer networks, according to Mashable. Read more »


Brazilian newspaper launches blog exploring world of data journalism (Interview)

Following the steps of newspapers such as The Guardian (United Kingdom), Los Angeles Times (USA), La Información (Spain), and La Nación (Argentina), the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo launched on its website the blog "Afinal de Contas," or After All, the first in Brazil to explore the world of data journalism. Read more »


Growth in popularity of handheld devices leads to growth in readership

With the recent increase in popularity of mobile technology, the percentage of people getting their news from mobile devices such as iPads, tablets, and e-readers, is also on a steady incline. Consequently, not only is the number of readers using these devices as gateways for daily news increasing, but also the percentage of news circulation, overall, is on the rise, according to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project released April 5. Read more »


It's time to register for seat at one-of-a-kind International Symposium on Online Journalism

In less than two weeks, Austin, TX, will become the capital for online journalism as an expected 200 media professionals, experts and scholars from around the world will descend on the University of Texas-Austin campus for the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), to be held April 20-21 at the Blanton Museum of Art. Read more »



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